GOP tries immigration sleight of hand with new visa bill

AP Photo/ Peter Holderness

AP Photo/ Peter Holderness

You may have noticed that post-election the GOP seems to be going out its the way to recast itself with Latinos, particularly around immigration issues. But the keyword here isseems.

Last Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the STEM Act, a bill designed to facilitate U.S. visas for foreign nationals studying science, technology, engineering and math at American universities. With these visas, such students could stay in the U.S. after graduating, rather than go home and begin the process of coming back alongside everyone else who wants to come here.

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